Many people are beginning to see how great an organic garden really can be. Using this simple advice, you can begin growing your own thriving organic garden. Just put these tips to work in your own garden to yield delicious and nutritious results.
The first thing you can do to ward off garden pests is to ensure you are using healthy soil in your garden. Healthy soil encourages vigorous plant growth and makes your garden more resistant to common diseases and insects. So give your garden a kick start by beginning with a healthy batch of natural and organic soil.
Plants need to take in CO2 to grow and thrive. Plants tend to grow better when the CO2 levels are higher. Getting a greenhouse is the best way to get a higher amount. CO2 levels are best kept high, in order to provide optimal growing conditions for your plants.
For flowers throughout the spring and the summer, be sure to plant some bulbs. Planting and growing bulbs is very simple, and once planted the bulbs will grow for years. Different bulbs bloom at various times, so choosing appropriately, you may have blooms early spring to later summer.
Don’t plant a garden without planning it. It will be easy to remember where each plant is when sprouts start to shoot up the following spring. You can also prevent yourself from losing small plants within a large garden.
Using pest-resistant plants or natural materials in your garden is a good way to keep pests away. A good way to keep slugs away is to create a border with onions around a garden with vegetables. Marigolds would do this trick as well. You can also mulch around trees and shrubs with wood ash, which drives away insects. Natural materials and plants can be just as effective as chemical pesticides at keeping unwanted visitors out of your garden!
Peas have a better chance of survival when their seeds are started indoors as opposed to outside, exposed to the elements. Pea seeds germinate better indoors. Seedlings will grow stronger, and withstand attacks from pests and diseases a lot better. Once they are strong enough, you can transplant them outside.
Look for targeted pesticides instead of using popular but damaging broad-spectrum products. These strong pesticides are non-selective, killing beneficial insects as well as pests. Beneficial bugs usually have more sensitivity towards pesticides than bad ones. Therefore, if the number of beneficial bugs drops, the problem with pests can get bigger. This can cause you to use an additional amount of pesticides in order to attempt to fix this problem.
If you want your garden to be off-limits to your dog, spray a scented perimeter around it using things like old perfumes or aftershave. By masking the smells he may be attracted to, he should take less interest in the garden plants.
Perfecting an organic garden is as simple as committing a little time, and being patient. Start using these tips to direct your efforts in the right direction. Despite what you grow, use the above tips to succeed with them.